Replit.js in NodeJS
LeonDoesCode (272)

What? Seriously?

Yeah! I was just scrolling through share and saw this post by PDanielY. So I decided to give it a go, and it API is coming along quite nicely! I'm going to show you some things the API can do as of 3.0.6 and from what I know using npm.

Getting Started

So we are going to be looking at what I know of in the API. But before we can start, you will need to get an API Key from here. Now that we have they key, let me explain what we will be making.

All we will be doing is displaying all the data that the API gives us access too. You'll notice that the layout is very similar to discord.js. That's it! Now let's get cracking!

Let's Do This!

Firstly, like any NodeJS program we make, we need to do our requires. So we will start by doing:

const repl = require("replit.js");

Remember to install replit.js using npm or the Repl Package Manager. Now we can start with the fun stuff!

We will now create our client which will be used to access the API:

// Create our replit.js client
const client = new repl.Client();

Then we can start by logging our client in using the key we got earlier. Let's also show a message:

// Log our client in using our token and create event
client.login(process.env.TOKEN, () => {
  // Show that we have logged in
  console.log("Client logged in!\n");
});

Now if we run this, it should output Client logged in! on the shell. Let's add some functionality inside our login promise:

  // Get user and create event
  user = new client.users.get("LeonDoesCode", () => {
    console.log(`The user's details:\n`);
    
    // Show all the elements of the user
    for(let key in user) {
      console.log(`${key}: ${user[key]}`);
    }

    console.log("\n");
  });

Whoa! That's a lot of code! Let's break it down.

  • Firstly we get a new user by calling the get function in users from client.
  • We say which user we want to get (case sensitive).
  • Then we make our event callback.
  • Inside this we display all the user's details by looping through the elements in the user data we just recived from the API.

As you can see, we get all sorts of data for the user. This includes their id, username, fullName, karma and much more useful goodies.

We'll do the same thing but for posts:

  // Get post and create event
  post = new client.posts.get("Rules for Posting - Read me!", () => {
    console.log(`The post's details:\n`);

    // Show all the elements of the post
    for(let key in post) {
      console.log(`${key}: ${post[key]}`);
    }

    console.log("\n");
  });

Post data includes id, commentCount and other great stuff.

Conclusion

I can't wait to see what gets added to the API. I'll post more tutorials later on showing some of the other stuff we can do, as and when it gets updated. Hope it helps with your applications.

Have a great day!

P.S
If you have any suggestions for tutorials, leave them in the comments and I'll be sure to have a look. If you like one in the comments, then give it an up vote to show that you want to see it. It makes my life so much more easier. Thanks in advance!

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PDanielY (275)

Thanks for creating this

LeonDoesCode (272)

@PDanielY No problemo! Hope you find this useful in your ventures!